Album Reviews

Album Review: The Random Humans EP

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February 16, 2010
Album Review: The Random Humans EP

Title: The Random Humans Artist: The Random Humans Label: Random Human Records/Reversed Records Released: 23 February 2010 In one word: Promising It’s always a tad difficult to make a fair assessment of an artist on the basis of a debut EP, and even harder when said EP comprises only three tracks! ...
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Album Review: Pantha du Prince – Black Noise

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February 9, 2010
Album Review: Pantha du Prince – Black Noise

Title: Black Noise Artist: Pantha du Prince Label: Rough Trade Released: 9 February 2010 In one word: Lucid The pace of life seems to get faster all the time, as the modern age becomes more modern with each new day, and we are forced to keep pace with it all. We...
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Album Review: HIM – Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice

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February 8, 2010
Album Review: HIM – Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice

Title: Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice Artist: HIM Label: Sire / Warner Bros. Released: 9 February 2010 In one word: Limp I once drove a roundtrip of over 800 miles in one day from North Scotland to the Lake District in England just so that I could have lunch with...
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Album Review: Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here

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February 8, 2010
Album Review: Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here

Title: I’m New Here Artist: Gil Scott-Heron Label: XL Released: 9 February 2010 In one word: Intriguing If you were to ask those closest to yours truly to describe me in one word, in the way in which we infamously like to sum things up here at Music Vice, chances are...
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Album Review: Meaghan Smith – The Cricket’s Orchestra

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February 2, 2010
Album Review: Meaghan Smith – The Cricket’s Orchestra

Title: The Cricket’s Orchestra Artist: Meaghan Smith Label: Warner Bros Released: 9 February 2010 (Canada) In one word: Vintage The opening track “Heartbroken” is the perfect mood setter for Meaghan Smith’s debut album The Cricket’s Orchestra. The song introduces snapshots of the 1920’s to 1940’s inspired music that can be heard...
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Album Review: Ash Grunwald – Live at the Fly by Night

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February 2, 2010
Album Review: Ash Grunwald – Live at the Fly by Night

Title: Live at the Fly by Night Artist: Ash Grunwald Label: Delta Groove Released: 5 February 2010 (Australia) In one word: Soulful Ash Grunwald is a guy with a big imagination and the means to carry it all out; he recently got rid of his traditional drummer to take his music...
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Album Review: The Polymorphines – Transistor Sistor

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January 30, 2010
Album Review: The Polymorphines – Transistor Sistor

Title: Transistor Sistor Artist: The Polymorphines Label: Get Bent Records Released: February 2010 In one word: Middling First off, props to The Polymorphines for the most original CD packaging I’ve seen in a while – they’ve gone for the card-style casing, and it all looks very organic and, uh, biodegradable. Cool....
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Album Review: Linkin Park – LP Underground 9: Demos

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January 30, 2010
Album Review: Linkin Park – LP Underground 9: Demos

Title: LP Underground 9: Demos Artist: Linkin Park Label: Warner Bros Released: January 2010 In one word: Pointless LPU9: DEMOS is a nine song compilation of unreleased demos by Linkin Park. Eight out of the nine songs have been heard before in their final album versions, meaning that there is only...
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Album Review: The Magnetic Fields – Realism

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January 28, 2010
Album Review: The Magnetic Fields – Realism

Title: Realism Artist: The Magnetic Fields Label: Nonesuch / Warner Bros Released: 26 January 2010 In one word: Twee The Magnetic Fields previous record Distortion had a very apt name, and on that album those fuzzbuzz’s The Jesus and Mary Chain were the biggest reference point in terms of its sound....
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Album Review: Juliette Lewis – Terra Incognita

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January 28, 2010
Album Review: Juliette Lewis – Terra Incognita

Title: Terra Incognita Artist: Juliette Lewis Label: Roadrunner Released: Out Now In one word: Insane Any album produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta) isn’t going to play by the rules and Lewis as an actress and most especially a musician can definitely be considered as a wild card. This is...
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